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The Waterfront Bar and Grill

Seafood, International
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Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Only a short walk from our hotel and right on the water,They had a duo singing and several people dancing witch made it verfy inviting to walk in with the atmosphere. We were taken to our table and Stewart was our waiter,and told us about the specials of the day. We both had different varities of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ThaiTraveller2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at a handful of nice restaurants all over Port Vila and I think this was the most overpriced. The food was good, especially the steak, but it just all seemed to cost too much.

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Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to watch the sunset Bonus great coffee into the bargain as well as friendly smiles from the wait staff

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Thank Megan S
Sydney
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72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive and unfortunately not worth it. The view is great but poor service and low value for money spoils it here.

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Thank pphp
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by a fellow tourist and it didn't disappoint. Right on the water, with staff and service to match. Very friendly waiters and amazing food. It's hidden down a driveway and a great find. Check it out.

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Thank Oziman8
sydney
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant, right on the Harbour with views to Iririki. not cheap, but the food is good as is the service. Added bonus is the entertainment. The singer that sang when We were there had an amazing voice and an ability to sound like the singers of the original songs. We have been to the Waterfront a few times... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only a short walk from our hotel and right on the water,They had a duo singing and several people dancing witch made it verfy inviting to walk in with the atmosphere. We were taken to our table and Stewart was our waiter,and told us about the specials of the day. We both had different varities of the fish of the... More 

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4 Thank ThaiTraveller2015
Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I ate at the waterfront a couple of days ago and weren't impressed. Two of us had the fillet Mignon cooked medium. It was so undercooked we are little of it. One half of my steak was completely rare. Another friend had the garlic prawns and he wouldn't recommend them. The one highlight of the night was dessert.... More 

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Thank allslantylike
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views were fantastic! They offered us a table for 2 right beside the water and we could literally feel the spray of seawater whenever a boat cruised by - we were that close to the ocean, fantastic! Well layed out restaurant, the atmosphere was tropical and relaxing and really put us in the holiday mode. We were there on... More 

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Port Vila
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner and it was a great setup in a good location. The in house singer was fabulous. There was something on the menu for all of our family which ranged in age from ten to seventy. The service was efficient and very friendly. The food was great at a reasonable price. Highly recommend

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had dinner and the food was basic. The sauce on the ribs was so salty, yuck. Dessert chocolate cake was very dry. There is a lot better places to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kumul Highway, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

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